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Gold Rush climb to 12th place in NAIA Division I Top 25

January 17, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana climbed one place to 12th in the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 announced Monday.
     The Gold Rush have been ranked in all five polls this season. On Saturday the XU men will play their first ranked NAIA opponent of the season: Tougaloo, which climbed two places to 21st. The game, scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Barn, will be the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
     Xavier is 17-2 for the first time since the 2003-04 season after its 64-58 home victory Monday against Spring Hill. The game tipped off about three hours after the poll's release.
     The Gold Rush have a 15-game home win streak, which dates to last season, and Tougaloo has won five straight on the road since Christmas. The Bulldogs will play host to Texas College on Wednesday.
     LSU-Shreveport received 11 of 12 first-place votes and is No. 1 for the second consecutive week. The top six teams are in the same position as a week ago.

   
NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 16)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 LSU-Shreveport (11) 15-0 312 1
2 Robert Morris (Chicago) 15-1 294 2
3 Concordia (Calif.) (1) 16-2 288 3
4 Lindenwood 17-1 282 4
5 Mountain State 14-2 269 5
6 Martin Methodist 15-0 266 6
7 Azusa Pacific 16-2 243 9
8 Texas Wesleyan 14-2 240 7
9 Georgetown (Ky.) 17-2 234 11
10 St. Catharine 12-3 223 8
11 Oklahoma Baptist 13-4 218 10
12 Xavier 16-2 205 13
13 Southern Nazarene 14-3 186 14
14 Lee (Tenn.) 14-4 165 25
15 Biola 16-2 153 16
16-tie Carroll (Mont.) 12-4 152
16-tie Union (Tenn.) 14-4 152 17
18 William Jewell 15-2 148 19
19 Park 10-4 147 18
20 Emmanuel 17-2 120 20
21 Tougaloo 14-3 104 23
22 Westminster (Utah) 14-4 89 12
23 Lindsey Wilson 14-4 86 22
24 Lewis-Clark State 13-4 81 21
25 Northwestern Oklahoma State 12-5 74 24

Others receiving votes: Shorter 67, St. Francis (Ill.) 53, Southern Polytechnic 19, Pikeville 15, Lubbock Christian 13, Life 13, Evangel 11, Bethel (Tenn.) 10, Saint Xavier 10, McKendree 9, Fresno Pacific 7, Columbia (Mo.) 3, Freed-Hardeman 1, Benedictine 1, John Brown 1.

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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